Encryption Software and Books Encryption Software and Books
   Home >  Encryption Software >  Books > Security and Encryption

Windows Utilities

Strong File(Folder) Encryption Decryption Utility: easily encrypt and decrypt your files and folders.

Encryption Software - Service Edition with Scheduling: allows you easily and quickly to run scheduled encryption and decryption sessions as a service process.

Auto FTP Premium: save time and money with automated ftp client software. Upload and download encrypted files and folders.

Bestselling and bargain books: Security and Encryption
* Search bestsellers
* Search bargain books
* Other books


Books -> Security and Encryption

E-Commerce Security : Weak Links, Best Defenses

Ghosh, Anup K.

Published: January 21, 1998
ISBN: 0471192236

   Read More, Buy It

Book Description
Online security investigator and research scientist Anup Ghosh takes a realistic look at the state of security for electronic commerce. He is neither a Pollyanna believing that all is fine, nor a doomsayer predicting catastrophe for transactions lacking virtual plate armor. In fact, he feels that some levels of security are excessive. But he emphasizes that any security system is only as strong as its weakest point. If you're going to trust your money to online transactions, you need to know where your weaknesses lie and how to correct them.

To that end, Ghosh discusses real-life security failures, how they occurred, and how recurrences can be prevented. He then takes a systematic look at the areas of risk. One chapter deals with potential problems in active Web content, such as Java applets, ActiveX controls, and push technology. He examines data protocols to secure transactions with the warning that the data can be vulnerable before and after the secure transmission. The weaknesses of server hardware and software come under scrutiny as well. Ghosh calls for greater attention to security as software is being developed and looks at what advances are likely to be coming down the road. --Elizabeth Lewis

Product Description:
"This is a very important book . . . mandatory reading for anyone thinking about getting into e-commerce."-Peter G. Neumann Moderator of the Risks Forum and author of Computer Related Risks

The World Wide Web is changing the way the world engages in business. With this paradigm shift comes uncertainty about how secure e-commerce transactions are over an inherently insecure medium-the Internet. Businesses have learned the hard way that there is no "silver bullet" solution-not encryption, not firewalls, not even secure protocols. Like a chain, the security of e-commerce is only as strong as its weakest link.

Written by security expert Anup K. Ghosh, E-Commerce Security highlights the weak links and provides best defenses for individuals and enterprises connected to the Internet. This valuable guide addresses vulnerabilities in four essential components of electronic commerce-the data transport protocol, Web server, Web clients, and the network server operating system.

E-Commerce Security:
* Exposes the dangers of new Internet innovations in today's Web browsers, including push technology and desktop integration with the Internet
* Methodically explains the dangers of active content programs downloaded from Web sites, such as Java applets, ActiveX controls, and JavaScript
* Provides a comparison of different secure protocols for e-commerce, including digital cash protocols used in smart cards
* Presents security considerations for Web servers, online databases, and server-side application software
* Details shortcomings in firewall technology and other host security measures.

Visit our website at www.wiley.com/compbooks/

Visit this book's companion website at www.rstcorp.com/EC-security.html.

  Read More, Buy It

Copyright © 1996-2005 PrimaSoft PC, Inc. All rights reserved.